The naming of geographical places in South Australia is regulated by the Geographical Names Act 1991. Under the Act, interested people can make submissions on proposed name changes.

Geographic places include:

  • areas
  • regions
  • localities
  • cities
  • suburbs
  • towns
  • mountains
  • rivers
  • places or buildings that may be of historical interest.

For more information on naming policy see Geographical names guidelines.

Guidelines for submitting new proposals

All proposals must comply with the Geographical names guidelines. If a proposal doesn't meet the guidelines it is unlikely to be successful. These guidelines cover proposals to:

  • assign a name to a place
  • alter an existing name
  • assign or alter suburb and locality names or boundaries.

Submissions other than for suburbs or localities should be in writing to the Surveyor-General and lodged with the Geographical Names Unit.

Proposals to assign a new suburb or locality name or alter an existing suburb or locality name or boundary should be discussed with the local council or local authority if not within a council area. It is preferred the council or authority submit the proposal on behalf of the proposer, together with its comments, to the Surveyor-General.

A new proposal should include:

  • the name, address, contact number and email address (if available) of the person making the submission
  • a detailed justification for the proposal
  • a map or plan showing the location and extent of the proposal
  • an indication of the level of community support for the proposal and how this was determined - eg community meeting or petition
  • the views of the council (or local authority if not in a council area)
  • any comments from affected individuals, agencies or interest groups.

The Surveyor-General is responsible for investigating naming proposals and makes recommendations to the minister.

How to comment on a proposal

Written submissions relating to a current naming proposal are welcome from anyone around the world.

A submission must include:

  • the name and address of the person making the submission
  • details of your support or opposition to the proposal
  • any counter proposal relating to the situation
  • any general comments.

Email

LsgPlaceNames@sa.gov.au

Post

Office of the Surveyor-General
Geographical Names Unit
GPO Box 1354
Adelaide SA  5001

Current naming proposals

These naming proposals have followed the Geographical names guidelines and are available through:

  • the government gazette
  • notices in the local paper or The Advertiser (Surveyor-General determines the most appropriate).

When a proposal is successfully completed emergency services, council and Australia Post are notified.

For an alternative version of any document on this page contact the Geographical Names Unit.

Description Gazette Notice Submission DeadlineOutcome
Assign a name to a place:
Naming of unnamed peninsula to 'Narrung Peninsula'
Narrung
Coorong District Council
Copy of plan
Notice of Intent -
14 November 2019 (page 3845) (21.0 KB PDF)
12 December 2019 
Assign a name to a place/feature:
Naming of bridge at the Bolivar Interchange 'Harry Taylor Warritja Bridge', naming of bridge at Waterloo Corner Interchange 'Kawanta Wama Bridge', naming of shared bike path 'Tapa Martinthi Yala'.
The Northern Connector
City of Playford , City of Salisbury
Copy of plan
Notice of Intent -
17 October 2019 (page 3495)  (37.5 KB PDF)
14 November 2019 
Locality boundary alteration:
Sevenhill and Spring Farm
Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council
Copy of plan
N/A14 November 2019
(utilities and emergency services only)
 
Locality boundary alteration:
Edinburgh and Elizabeth South
City of Salisbury
Copy of plan
N/A1 November 2019
(utilities and emergency services only)
 
Locality boundary alteration:
Forestville and Everard Park
City of Unley
Copy of plan
N/A1 November 2019
(utilities and emergency services only)
 
Locality boundary alteration:
Somerton Park and Glengowrie
City of Holdfast Bay, City of Marion
Copy of plan
N/A18 October 2019
(utilities and emergency services only)
Completed
Approved by:
Surveyor-General
Gazettal - 5 December 2019 (page 4041) (32.7 KB PDF)
Locality boundary alteration:
Gladstone and Beetaloo Valley
Northern Areas Council
Copy of plan
N/A11 October 2019
(utilities and emergency services only)
Completed
Approved by:
Surveyor-General
Gazettal - 5 December 2019 (page 4041) (32.6 KB PDF)
Locality boundary alteration:
Warnertown and Beetaloo Valley
Northern Areas Council
Copy of plan
N/A4 October 2019
(utilities and emergency services only)
Completed
Approved by:
Surveyor-General
Gazettal - 5 December 2019 (page 4041) (25.8 KB PDF)
Locality boundary alteration:
Clinton Centre and Winulta
Yorke Peninsula Council
Copy of plan
N/A 18 June 2019
(utilities and emergency services only)
Completed
Approved by:
Surveyor-General
Gazettal - 11 July 2019 (page 2656)  (28.8 KB PDF)
Locality boundary alteration:
Penrice and Angaston
Barossa Council
Copy of plan
N/A 13 May 2019
(utilities and emergency services only)
Completed
Approved by:
Surveyor-General
Gazettal - 30 May 2019 (page 1692)  (34.6 KB PDF)
Locality boundary alteration:
Martins Well and Wirrealpa
Unincorporated Area (UIA)
Copy of plan
N/A 8 May 2019
(utilities and emergency services only)
Completed
Approved by:
Surveyor-General
Gazettal - 30 May 2019 (page 1692)  (29.6 KB PDF)
Locality boundary alteration:
Riverton, Rhynie and Salter Springs
Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council
Copy of plan
N/A 18 April 2019
(utilities and emergency services only)
Completed
Approved by:
Surveyor-General
Gazettal - 9 May 2019 (page 1244) (27.5 KB PDF)
Locality boundary alteration:
Fowlers Bay and Coorabie
Unincorporated Area
Copy of plan
N/A 15 February 2019
(utilities and emergency services only)
Completed
Approved by:
Surveyor-General
Gazettal - 7 March 2019 (page 785) (23.0 KB PDF)

Assign a name to a place:
Naming of a feature as 'Gallipoli Hill'
Pelican Lagoon, Kangaroo Island
Kangaroo Island Council
Copy of plan 1 of 2
Copy of plan 2 of 2

Notice of Intent -
31 January 2019
(page 339) (31.8 KB PDF)

28 February 2019 Completed
Approved by:
Surveyor-General
Gazettal - 21 March 2019 (page 918) (33.9 KB PDF)

Alter a name to a place:
Rename Oaklands Railway Station to 'Marion Centre Railway Station'
Oaklands Park
City of Marion
Copy of plan

Notice of Intent -
6 December 2018 (18.1 KB PDF)
3 January 2019  

Suburb boundary alteration:
Seaford Heights and McLaren Vale
City of Onkaparinga
Copy of plan

N/A 14 September 2018
(utilities and emergency services only)

Completed
Approved by:
Surveyor-General
Gazettal - 27 September 2018
(page 3516) (223.8 KB PDF)

Corrigendum - 29 November 2018
(page 4028) (24.9 KB PDF)

Locality boundary alteration:
Keppoch and The Gap
Naracoorte Lucindale Council
Copy of plan
N/A 1 August 2018
(utilities and emergency services only)
Completed
Approved by:
Surveyor-General
Gazettal - 9 August 2018
(page 3039) (417.9 KB PDF)
Suburb boundary alteration and Assign a name to a place:
Hayborough and Chiton
Alexandrina Council
Copy of plan
Notice of Intent -
31 October 2017
(page 4442) (237.1 KB PDF)
28 November 2017 Completed
Approved by:
Hon Stephan Knoll MP
Gazettal - 7 June 2018
(page 2113) (229.1 KB PDF)
Alter and assign a name to a place/feature:
Rename Tonsley Line to 'Flinders Line'
Rename Clovelly Park Railway Station to 'Tonsley Railway Station'
Assign name to proposed railway station at Flinders Medical Centre as "Flinders Railway Station'
Tonsley and Bedford Park
City of Marion, City of Mitcham
Copy of plan
Notice of Intent -
12 September 2017
(page 3976) (13.2 KB PDF)
10 October 2017  
Assign a name to a place/feature:
Naming of Loop Path as 'Anna Rennie Path'
New Port and Port Adelaide
City of Port Adelaide Enfield
Copy of plan
Notice of Intent -
14 June 2017
(page 2103) (17.4 KB PDF)
12 July 2017 Completed
Approved by:
Surveyor-General
Gazettal - 1 August 2017
(page 2984) (92.1 KB PDF)

Assign a name to a place/feature:
Naming of feature as 'Gawler River Bridge'
Angle Vale, Hillier, Buchfelde and Gawler River

City of Playford and Light Regional Council
Copy of plan

Notice of Intent -
22 December 2016
(page 5091) (41.9 KB PDF)
20 January 2017  
Locality boundary alteration and assign a name to a place:
Minlaton and Parsons Beach
Yorke Peninsula Council 
Copy of plan
Notice of Intent -
4 August 2016
(page 3097) (35.8 KB PDF)
1 September 2016 Completed
Approved by:
Hon Stephen Mullighan MP
Gazettal - 5 September 2017
(pages 3947 and 3948) (48.0 KB PDF)

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